Home » Diet and Nutrition News & Advice » 7 Infamous Pasta Posers

7 Infamous Pasta Posers

Diet and Nutrition News & Advice, Featured, Mobile Slider Featured

No, thankfully it doesn’t take any hocus-pocus to turn your vegetables into suitable pasta substitutes. However, if you’re trying to cut calories, and carbohydrates, or if you’re intolerant to gluten, certain vegetables can make the ideal noodle alternatives thanks to some slicing, dicing, peeling, and julienne techniques.

Here are seven vegetables that make the perfect pasta posers…

 

1. Julienne Cucumber

Now not all veggies will work in cooked dishes as well as they work in cold “pasta” dishes. One of these is cucumbers. Due to the water nature of this veggie, cucumbers would turn to mush when cooked. However, when cut thin into strips or spirals, cucumber makes a great substitute in cold salads for pasta.

For instance, assemble your regular Greek pasta salad using julienne cucumber strips. Stick to the edge of the veggie to avoid cutting into the seedy center. You can put that part aside and use it for chunks in your salad. Mix cucumber “noodles” with Feta, Greek yogurt, garlic, cherry tomatoes, olives, and a bit of balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Next »
ADVERTISEMENT

More on ActiveBeat

  • 6 Ways to Protect Your Lungs from Unhealthy Air
    The end of April brings Air Quality Awareness Week, which is as good a time as any to explore the best ways to protect your lungs from unhealthy air.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Treatments for Lyme Disease
    You probably know that Lyme disease has very little to do with limes, or any citrus fruit for that matter.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Disjointed Characteristics of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Arthritis is a painful, often debilitating disease that can cause swelling, stiffness and pain of the joints that can limit movement.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Signs of Scurvy
    Scurvy -- chances are you read of the condition in history books about world explorers and continental adventurers who came down with the illness after being away from home (and...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 9 Possible Causes of Amnesia
    As far as mental health matters go, amnesia may be one of the most frightening conditions out there.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Things Keeping Your Children Awake at Night
    For some of us adults, thinking about unpaid bills or a big meeting the next day can wake us up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Pain-Free Fibromyalgia Treatments
    Fibromyalgia can be a painfully debilitating disease that can affect multiple points of your body, making daily activities more difficult.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 6 Treatments to Expect During Stroke Rehabilitation
    A stroke can be devastating, but luckily in many cases the patient makes a full recovery. However, that process can take awhile – in fact in some cases, in can be a lifetime of...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Health Hazards Hidden in Everyday Routines
    When it comes to inadvertently hurting ourselves, it can happen in so many different ways – whether it's an accident like tripping, or a bad habit that leads to damage.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Load Up on These 6 Magnesium Deficiency Treatments
    You may not wake up and think to yourself, "Wow, I really could use some magnesium today," but the truth is your body needs it – at least one source says it's responsible for up...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 7 Tips for Healthy Organic Pest-Free Gardening
    It's not always easy to keep your vegetable garden from becoming an afternoon snack for insects without using harsh chemicals.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Don't Be in the Dark With These 7 Ways to Improve Night Vision
    Many people seem to have 20/20 vision during the day, which is of course ideal. However, for some, when the sun goes down their grip tightens a bit on the steering wheel, or they...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Freeze and Read These 6 Facts about Cryonics
    Being suspended in time and reanimated decades into the future may sound like something out of a sci-fi series, but it's becoming an increasingly popular topic and more businesses...
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • Get Salty About These 8 Sodium-Filled Foods
    We all need salt to function properly, but the problem is most foods have added sodium—lots of it—that can increase the risk of heart problems.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice
  • 8 Facts about Placebos That Aren't Imagined
    You probably see a lot of inspirational messages in your social media feeds from people telling you to just "think positive" or "have a positive attitude" to heal or feel better.
    Diet and Nutrition News & Advice